4th Korea-America Student Conference

The Korea-America Stu­dent Con­fer­ence (KASC) is a student-led cul­tur­al and aca­d­e­m­ic exchange pro­gram that brings 25 Kore­an and 25 Amer­i­can uni­ver­si­ty stu­dents, under­grad­u­ate and grad­u­ate alike, togeth­er to learn about and dis­cuss U.S.-Korea rela­tions.

Stu­dents spend a month trav­el­ing around and learn­ing about sev­er­al dynam­ic issues fac­ing the Unit­ed States and Korea. They par­tic­i­pate in ana­lyz­ing and cre­at­ing strate­gies intend­ed to fos­ter mutu­al and glob­al coöper­a­tion. Con­fer­ence par­tic­i­pants both learn about one of the world’s strate­gic bilat­er­al alliances and have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to help rein­force the bonds between coun­tries by shar­ing knowl­edge and expe­ri­ences while mak­ing mem­o­ries and friend­ship with oth­er future lead­ers.

Rotat­ing annu­al­ly between host coun­tries, the the 4th Korea-America Stu­dent Con­fer­ence will be held in Korea July 2–31, 2011. The theme of the con­fer­ence is “Beyond Bound­aries.” Par­tic­i­pat­ing insti­tu­tions are Puky­ong Nation­al Uni­ver­si­ty, Busan; Jeju Nation­al Uni­ver­si­ty, Jeju; Chon­nam Nation­al Uni­ver­si­ty, Gwangju; and Ewha Wom­ans Uni­ver­si­ty, Seoul.

In addi­tion to cul­tur­al and social offer­ings, KASC offers par­tic­i­pants a vari­ety of aca­d­e­m­ic expe­ri­ences and chal­lenges. All del­e­gates par­tic­i­pate in and con­tribute direct­ly to a series of small group dis­cus­sions called round­ta­bles, which pro­vide del­e­gates a chance to explore the depth of issues and per­spec­tives among peers from both coun­tries.

Amer­i­can del­e­gates will be select­ed from all fields and lev­els of study. Del­e­gates need not be Asian stud­ies majors or study­ing Kore­an lan­guage as Eng­lish is the pri­ma­ry lan­guage of the con­fer­ence. While U.S. cit­i­zen­ship or per­ma­nent res­i­dent sta­tus is pre­ferred, the only eli­gi­bil­i­ty require­ment is full-time stu­dent sta­tus at a col­lege or uni­ver­si­ty with­in the Unit­ed States at the time of appli­ca­tion.

The par­tic­i­pa­tion fee for the 4th KASC is $3,500 for Amer­i­can del­e­gates and USD$3,000 for Kore­an del­e­gates, which cov­ers food, lodg­ing, and group trav­el. Trav­el between con­fer­ence loca­tions is includ­ed in this fee. For Amer­i­can del­e­gates, indi­vid­ual round-trip trans­porta­tion to and from the Amer­i­can ori­en­ta­tion is the respon­si­bil­i­ty of each del­e­gate. Kore­an del­e­gates are respon­si­ble for trans­porta­tion to Kore­an ori­en­ta­tion in Busan and home from the con­clu­sion of the Con­fer­ence.

For appli­ca­tions and more infor­ma­tion, vis­it www.iscdc.org or send e-mail to kasc@iscdc.org. The appli­ca­tion dead­line is March 1, 2011.

KASC is a pro­gram of Inter­na­tion­al Stu­dent Con­fer­ences, Inc., a non-profit orga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cat­ed to pro­mot­ing peace by fur­ther­ing mutu­al under­stand­ing, friend­ship, and trust through inter­na­tion­al stu­dent